Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

Student Scholarships Available: 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

The sixth annual National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference will be held on January 25-27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Through the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture  (USDA)…

NACCHO Funding Opportunity: Advancing Local Health Department Administrative Preparedness Capacity

By Katie Dwyer, NACCHO Public Health Preparedness Director The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce the Resources for Administrative Preparedness Implementation and Development (RAPID) funding opportunity for local…

New Fact Sheet: Inclusive & Accessible Communication

In an effort to promote inclusive and accessible communication at local health departments (LHDs) and partner agencies, NACCHO created a new fact sheet. titled Five Steps for Inclusive Communication: Engaging People with Disabilities (accessible via the…

NOW RECRUITING: NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship Program

By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst  The NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship program is an invaluable workforce development opportunity for graduate level students and recent alumni interested getting hands on experience in the public health…

Preventing the Next Flint: Fighting Lead Poisoning at Home

This Year’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week is Vital After state officials switched the Flint, Michigan, water source to the polluted Flint River, residents suffered from unprecedented levels of lead poisoning. The U.S. Environmental Protection…

New Resource: Building Support for Environmental Health at the Federal Level

A coalition of diverse public health agencies including NACCHO partnered to design a new document titled Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System. This resource is a valuable tool for public health officials advocating for…

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

Dr. Adriene Griffen and Shannon Haworth, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)’s public health team members, recently presented their work on including people with disabilities into public health workforce competencies at the 2016 Southwest…